How do you spell mannequin? If it's a medical dummy or artists tool then we say use the spelling 'manikin'. If it's for a window display or it's clothing related then use the spelling 'mannequin'. Who stared in mannequin? The 1987 movie Mannequin, about a young artist who creates the "perfect woman" mannequin who miraculously comes to life, has become something of cult classic. The film starred Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall with Taylor playing department store window dresser Hollywood Montrose.